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Can I rent a grapple for a excavator?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by mrusk, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    Its sunday and I can't call any of the rental places. I am knocking down a house in 2 weeks and don't have a thumb on my excavator. I was going to throw on a mechanical thumb, but I don't want to rush something and screw up on it.

    Can I just rent a grapple? My machine is plumbed for a hammer so I can run a grapple right?
  2. ForestCreekLandscaping

    ForestCreekLandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 12

    I dont know any places that will rent just a thumb. go on machinery trader and buy a full grapple for cheap, use it and sell it or just keep it. there not that expensive.
  3. ForestCreekLandscaping

    ForestCreekLandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 12

    or just use your bucket. yes a thumb is more convienent but it can be done with just a bucket.
  4. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Cat Rental? United Rents? RSC?
  5. Bleed Green

    Bleed Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,514

    Y do u have to have the thumb right now if you're not knocking the house down for two weeks?
  6. blowerman

    blowerman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    Just buy a mechanical thumb, they are not that expensive. I had our mini set up with a hydro thumb, best money spent. They are welded to the stick, so I don't know how you could rent one. If money is tight, just use the bucket.

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